They settled first in Hampshire, then in Wales.
Eric, his late father, was an actor with two sons from a previous marriage who would also go into performing for a living.
Blond ambition: the rise and rise of Johnny Flynn, a man for all seasons
But changing times call for a fresh approach.
Yet the actor, 36, says he knew from the start that he had to handle Knightley with especial care.
Description: The couple repeatedly broke up and reunited during their teens and 20s, including a period when Flynn followed Minns out to New York.